Export Structure Dialog - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Structure

Intergraph Smart 3D
12.1 (2019)

Controls how objects are written to the export file. You can export to the CIMsteel Integration Standards 2.0 (CIS/2) or to the Industry Foundation Class (IFC) file format.

  • You can export only concrete objects such as slabs, walls, structural systems, openings on slabs and walls, footings, equipment foundations, members, trenches, and designed equipment to the IFC format. The designed equipment must have an equipment classification of civil elements or structural elements and must consist of designed solids and shapes. Equipment shapes and equipment components under designed equipment are not exported.

  • The International System of Units (SI) is used in the exported CIS/2 or IFC file regardless of the settings on the Tools > Options > Units of Measure tab.

If you have any questions about using this translator, please contact customer support. You can find support information on our web site: http://hexagonppm.com/ppm-support.

Be sure to check the Compatibility Matrix before you export data. Open https://smartsupport.intergraph.com, select View Downloads at the top, and then select Product Compatibility under Useful Links on the right.

Export Standard

Select the industry standard to export.

IFC Options

Defines data, display, and organizational information for the IFC file. See IFC Export Options Dialog.


Select the filter to use to identify the model objects to export.


Type a description of the model. This description is included in the export file.


Specifies the person who created the export file. The default is the current system user name.


Specifies your company or organization name to use in the export file.

Export file

Define the file name and folder path of the export file to write. CIS/2 files have a .stp extension while IFC files have an .ifc extension.

Include mapping file

Select this option to use a mapping file when exporting the members to the CIS/2 file. You use a mapping file to:

  • Swap the third-party software name for a section (for example, L3.5X2.5X1/4) with the Smart 3D name for a section (for example, L3-1/2X2-1/2X1/4). You must create the section mapping file using the File > New Mapping File Command before you can use the mapping file in this command. Sample mapping files for the FrameWorks Plus AISC table are delivered with the software in the [Product Folder]\SmartPlantStructure\Symbols\StructureImportExportMaps folder.

  • Swap the third-party material and material grade name with the Smart 3D name. A sample material mapping file for AISC is delivered with the software in the [Product Folder]\SmartPlantStructure\Symbols\StructureImportExportMaps folder.

  • Specify the user-attributes that need to be exported and to swap the Smart 3D property names with the third-party user-attributes (properties) names. A sample user attribute mapping file is delivered with the software in the [Product Folder]\SmartPlantStructure\Symbols\StructureImportExportMaps folder.

Mapping file

Specify the mapping file to use if Include mapping file option is selected.

Log file

Specify a log file name. You can view the log file by clicking View Log.

Submit Job

Activates the Schedule [Task] Dialog, which is used to define the batch export of files using Intergraph Batch Services.

View Log

Displays the export log file. You must click Apply when exporting to view the log at the end of processing. If you click OK, the dialog is closed at the end of processing, and you are not able to click View Log.